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Nurse Revalidation: 30,000 nurses to be revalidated in first quarter of 2016/17

Monday, February 1st, 2016 | Revalidation

In just 3 months time, nearly 5% of the UK’s nursing workforce is to undergo the NMC’s new revalidation process, the NHS Trust Development Board has revealed.

Minutes from one of the board’s recent meetings have revealed that 30,000 nurses and midwives are due to be revalidated between April and June this year – and if they fail to meet the standards they shall no longer be able to work.

The minutes also indicated an NHS review into the “state of readiness had revealed a number of risks which were being assessed and mitigated”, including the potential for a number of nurses and midwives to actively choose not to be revalidated.

Overall, it appears the NHS Trust Development Board is aware of the concerns and dismay the new system is creating amongst the nursing and midwifery community and reports it will be working closely with the NMC to ensure the revalidation programme is successfully implemented.

In order to successfully revalidate, nurses and midwives will be required to demonstrate 450 practice hours, 35 hours of Continual Professional Development, practice-related feedback, written reflective accounts, reflective discussion, professional indemnity agreement and confirmation from an approved confirmer.

If you’re due to revalidate in the coming months and are concerned about successfully fulfilling the requirements, you can learn more about the whole process here. As a Kare Plus nurse, you will also gain access to our unrivalled support team who will be on hand to help guide you through the process with information packs and template forms.


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Why revalidation could cause a third of nurses to retire

Nurse Revalidation: NMC claims decline in nurses “no cause for concern” 

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